Oxbridge dominates list of leading UK people
November 20, 2012 12:09 PM Subscribe
A third of the UK's leading people went to Oxford or Cambridge universities
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and four out of every 10 of them attended private schools, a report suggests. [BBC]
The list features actors such as Jeremy Irons, Daniel Day-Lewis and Kate Winslet, all of whom were privately educated.
And it features broadcasters such as Tony Blackburn, Rory Bremner, Jeremy Clarkson and Jonathan Dimbleby, again all former independent school pupils.
A recent study indicated independent schools made up 7% of school population yet had produced most leading news journalists, medics, chief executives and 70% of barristers and judges.